Hazardous Materials and Toxicity

  • ARS Pesticide Properties Database
    Developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
  • PAN Pesticides Database
    "Your one-stop location for current toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides" from the Pesticide Action Network North America.
  • Hazardous Chemical Database (University of Akron)
    Database of 20,177 hazardous chemicals or 'generic' entries searchable by keyword. Keywords can include names, formula and registry numbers (CAS, DOT, RTECS and EPA).
  • Toxicology Abstracts (1981-present) UIUC
    Comprehensive coverage of articles in the field of toxicology. Includes data on issues from natural to man-made toxins (including drugs), current and past legislation, and studies covering household products and pharmaceuticals.
  • Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) Fact Sheet
    From the Specialized Information Services (SIS) division of the National Library of Medicine. Explains the databases that fall under the umbrella of the TEHIP.
  • CAMEO Chemicals (US NOAA)
    Designed for first responders and emergency planners involved in materials incident response and planning. CAMEO Chemicals is an online library of more than 6,000 data sheets containing response-related information and recommendations for hazardous materials.
  • EXTOXNET, the Extension Toxicology Network
    A University-run network to facilitate discussion toxicological issues of concern; toxicology newsletters; toxicology fact sheets; Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs); and Toxicology Information Briefs.
    The ECOTOX database provides single chemical toxicity information for aquatic and terrestrial life.
  • Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotnanical Databases
    Searchable database of plants and ethnobotanical uses; contains browsable related databases.
  • CCOHS Web Information Services
    The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety maintains searchable databases, including a collection of materials data safety sheets. Free searching is allowed, but some collections require a fee to view records.
    Toxicology Data Network. A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. The following databases may be searched through TOXNET. To search one of the databases individually, click on one of the links below.
    • Hazardous Substances Data Bank
      A review of all environmental and health aspects of "over 5,000 toxic or potentially toxic chemicals." This site critically reviews the property values and includes full literature reference.
      A bibliographic database with over 3 million citations. Includes "references to literature on biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals."
    • ChemIDplus
      Includes "over 380,000 chemicals, synonyms, structures, regulatory list information, and links to other databases." Search ChemIDplus Lite or ChemIDplus Advanced.
    • IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System)
      Created by the EPA "in support of human health risk assessment, focusing on hazard identification and dose-response assessment." Includes over 500 chemical records. Search by chemical or other name, CAS number, and/or subject terms.
    • ITER (International Toxicity Estimates for Risk)
      Created by the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA). "Provides a comparison of international risk assessment information in a side-by-side format and explains differences in risk values derived by different organizations."
    • TRI (Toxic Chemical Release Inventory)
      Mandated by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 and maintained by the EPA. Can search by chemical name or CAS registry number, facility name or location, SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code, or narrow by year (1987-2004).
    • CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System)
      Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Toxicology data file with "over 9,000 chemical records with carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results."
    • GENE-TOX
      Created by the EPA. Contains test data covering genetic toxicology (mutagenicity) on over 3,000 chemicals.
    • DART/ETIC (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology/Environmental Teratology Information Center)
      Bibliographic database from the National Library of Medicine that "covers teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology." Includes over 100,000 references dating back to 1965.
    • LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database)
      Covers drugs and other chemicals that may affect breastfeeding mothers and their infants.
    • Tox Town
      Interactive guide to toxins and chemicals encountered in the user's environment (city, port, farm, etc.).
    • Household Products Database
      Based on Consumer Product Information Database. Consumer guide to possible hazardous effects of chemicals in over 6,000 common household products.
    • Haz-Map
      Occupational health database for consumers and health and safety professionals. Covers effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals.
    • TOXMAP (Environmental Health e-Maps)
      Geographic Information System (GIS) from the National Library of Medicine. Helps users create maps using data from the TRI.
    • WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)
      System to assist first responders to hazardous material incidents. Includes "substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice."
    • ALTBIB (Bibliography on Alternatives to Animal Testing)
      Contains quarterly bibliography dating back to 1992 on alternatives to the use of vertabrates.
    • DIRLINE (Directory of Information Resources Online)
      National Library of Medicine's "online database containing location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources including organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine." Contains over 8,000 records.
  • Toxicology - In-depth Research Guide
    From A. Ben Wagner at the University of Buffalo Chemistry Library. Details major databases, government resources, reference works, societies and organizations, and specialized resources.
  • NOISH Databases and Information Resources
    US national Institute for Occupational Safety and Health website contains resources including the pocket guide to chemical hazards and related literature.

    Resources complied with special thanks to Indiana University's chemical informatics & cyberinfrastructure collaboratory.